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Old 08-10-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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OK... How the FLIP do I get the Hamann shift knob securely on???

After purchasing the Hamann authentic shift knob (black leather/aluminum one), I tried to install it using the small screw inserts to hold it in place... however, I couldnt' get the collar to fit over the screws... furthermore, since the collar wasn't on, the scrwes would vibrate out of place and the knob would come loose... I went to a hardware store and had them cut down the screws so they could fit and the collar could go over top of them... however, even after putting the screws in as tight as they woudl go and securing the collar on, the knob still has come loose. It wiggles back and forth. What can I do to fix this? Anyone have any ideas? Shoudl I just use a glue? Is there a glue that I could use that could come undone later if I ever needed to get in there? WHat do you guys think?
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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I had this problem with an AC Schnitzer knob.

You need to make sure that the screws are all screwed in the same amount of turns so that the knob will be centered. The other thing that helps is to use Lock-Tite on the threads of the screws to keep them from coming loose. Once I did this on my ACS knob it cured the problem. Good luck!
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You need to make sure that the screws are all screwed in the same amount of turns so that the knob will be centered. The other thing that helps is to use Lock-Tite on the threads of the screws to keep them from coming loose. Once I did this on my ACS knob it cured the problem. Good luck!
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You can get it at any auto parts store.

It's made by permatex. Here is a link.

http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2..._Code=locktite
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